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Exploring the role of recently-qualified English teachers in developing technology use in language classrooms through communities of practice

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This study explores the potential for technology-focused communities of practice across schools in Malaysia.

This paper is looking at six secondary schools across Malaysia with focus on how recently-qualified English language teachers develop and increase technology use in their teaching.
Findings suggest, given the right conditions, that such communities of practice can flourish, resulting in greater use of technology in the classroom, and that recently-qualified teachers are capable of taking on a guiding role within these communities. The study will be of interest to teachers, teacher trainers and academics interested in the development of technology use in English language classrooms.
Authors: Kevin Balchin and Carol Wild
This research paper is free to download below as a pdf file.